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Universal Technical Institute

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WHO WE ARE Universal Technical Institute is a leading provider of technical training for students seeking careers as automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorsports, motorcycle and marine technicians, welders and CNC machinists. Universal Technical Institute has been in business since 1965. We have 13 campus locations and are growing. WHAT WE DO UTI is committed to delivering tens of thousands of trained professionals over the next ten years. WHY UTI 55 Years 220,000+ Graduates 35 Brand Relationships 13 Campuses UTI has relationships with 35+ leading brands in exciting industries like transportation and the skilled trades. Many of these brands work directly with us to create our curriculum and look to UTI when hiring for positions in the field. Our 35+ brand relationships give you access to industry technology while you train and opportunities to connect with top employers as a graduate. UTI understands the importance of continued education, which is why we offer retake courses for graduates. These can help to keep your skills and knowledge up to date so you can achieve your career goals. Disclaimer: Some programs may require longer than one year to complete. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. Validated on October 22, 2020 UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. Austin campus coming early 2022 Manufacturer-paid advanced training programs are conducted by UTI on behalf of manufacturers who determine acceptance criteria and conditions. These programs are not part of UTI’s accreditation. Programs available at select locations. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. Manufacturer-paid advanced training programs are conducted by UTI on behalf of manufacturers who determine acceptance criteria and conditions. These programs are not part of UTI’s accreditation. Programs available at select locations. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary

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Under The Hood

Provide a quick overview of the program (i.e., time to complete, credits, type of degree, etc.).

The average student spends 14 months at UTI but this varies by program. See www.uti.edu for full program information. Both certificate and Associates Degree programs are available

Is this a full or part time program?

Full time program but part time employment is available

Describe how classes are conducted (i.e, in-person, online, in the shop, etc.).

Theory on line and project based learning in the labs

What does the program cost?

Programs vary in investment but a good average is $15,000 per academic year which includes books, tools and a laptop.

What types of financial assistance or scholarships are available?

UTI is a fully accredited post-secondary school with all the benefits of Title IV. There are millions of dollars in scholarship opportunities.

Describe the application process and eligibility.

A personal interview is required for all applicants. HS graduation is required

What types of work-based learning opportunities do you offer?

We offer several internship opportunities both before you start school and during school.

Describe your annual placements (i.e., number of students, percent who find a job in the industry, etc.).

Over 80% of our graduates are hired in the industry and even higher at some campuses.

What types of salaries can students expect after graduating and as they advance in their career?

Salaries are so varied it is hard to quote accurately. The college score card shows UTI graduates at $51,000.

Is there anything unique about your program that you’d like to mention?

TRIP, tuition reimbursement incentive partnership is available at many UTI employees. Check our website to learn how your new employer may help you pay off any remaining student loans and even help with tools. www.uti.edu

What general and specialty tools does the school provide?

We provide all tools except the ohms meter. No tools are necessary to start school. The tuition includes an entry level Snap On tool kit

What tools, if any, is a student responsible for providing?

Ohms Meter

When in the lab, how much one-on-one time does an instructor get with each student?

No student is left out.

What is the split between time spent in the classroom versus hands-on learning?

25/75

What does the school do to ensure students stay safe while in the lab?

All safety procedures are followed and all OSHA requirements are met

What types of processes does the lab have to ensure a clean working environment?

Once you tour the school you will agree that is one of the cleanest shops you will ever visit.

Does the school have access to factory software? If so, please explain.

UTI is partnered with 36 OEM's and companies and has access to the software

What types of service and parts software are available for the students to access?

It varies by manufacturer but we are using all the OEM requirements

Is there anything else you’d like to mention about the lab environment?

Project based learning in a safe environment with great instructors.

All programs vary.

Please see www.uti.edu for all the course timelines. The average student spends about 14 months at UTI

Jerry Ellner

Please visit the campus websites for instructor information.

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